I am so mad at her teacher and the school right now. What's the point of an IEP if not to help the child stay on track with the other kids (or make exceptions knowing the child's limitations)? She's in 1st grade. The teacher says that she's at the beginning of 1st on a reading level (but agrees it's improved a lot, which it has) but that her math is on a K level. We've known for a while her math *****, but I'm not a teacher, I have a hard time with learning-how-to-do-math concepts because I easily get math. All of her other subjects are at grade level. I feel like the school has failed us. And to top it off, there is a waldorf school in our school district (a rare thing) and we could have signed up for the school lottery back in Feb if I thought this is what we would do because the age cut-off is June 30 instead of Nov 30 so there would be kids in 1st grade next year that were her same age. I called and they're full and the waiting list is long. I would feel so bad for her to stay back, and yes, very much on a self-esteem level for her. I don't want her teased. But I also feel that the school should have been there to make sure she stayed on track. The teacher knows that we have a hard time getting her to do homework, and all she sends home is math. I'm so frustrated and upset about this I know I'm taking it personally. I need to do what's best for her, but I don't want to sacrafice one year of schooling if there are other steps we can take (or the school should have done already) if it can help. Her teacher said it's up to us, but she's not giving us any other options. I'm sure there are, what are they? And what use is the IEP if they're not keeping her on track?